For your next getaway, ditch Paris and Portugal for something a little closer to home, and a lot more unexpected. Think slippery sand dunes, icy glaciers and pine forests and inky skies full of stars as well as pink sunsets, incredible culture, and incredible people, all across one terrain. We’re talking about Mongolia, land of the original nomad. Our friend Ambika returned from her recent travels beaming and with the dish on all that’s good in the land of the blue sky.
Wherever you pick, make sure you stay in a traditional ger (tent). Made of skin, felt, or concrete (like the one pictured), gers are the traditional tents of the nomads, and essential for a toe-dip into the full nomadic experience.
Eat + Drink:
Try the salty tea made with yak milk, as well as the traditional Mongolian meat sampling available everywhere.